"MTELs at Home" Student Panel Discussion 1/29/21
School of Ed is hosting a student panel discussion on taking the MTELs at home. Our guest speakers are students who've taken the test from home and have offered to share their experiences and challenges. If you're wondering if testing from home is the right fit for you, don't miss this free zoom event January 29th, 5:30-6:30pm. No registration required. The link will be posted here closer to the date.
Did you Know Some MTELs Can Be Taken From Home?
MTEL now allows testing from the comfort of your home, school, or business--anywhere remotely. Click here for eligibility, requirements, and to register. Note that not all tests are available remotely. For questions, contact MTEL directly.
For licensure/practicum questions during COVID:
School of Edemail@example.com (must register for Practicum Readiness before Practicum)
School of Counseling/Psych firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE Cambridge College Resources (ESL is listed in pink letters)
Communication & Literacy Overview: Test-taking Skills Class
This free 1 hour class is a great start for students preparing to take the Communication & Literacy MTEL. It helps students understand the format of the test and teaches general test-taking strategies, study tips, & practice questions. Students can attend in person or by ZOOM on 4/4, 5pm-6pm. To register, email email@example.com .
Self-Paced Learning: The CELT (CELT@cambridgecollege.edu) offers FREE reading and writing software to improve students’ reading and writing skills. When used consistently, this software helps increase students’ MTEL scores.
Tutoring: The CELT offers free one-on-one tutoring up to twice a week. To schedule a tutoring lesson, log into Starfish from MyCC Home Page and select “Services”- “Boston Academic Success Center”. For ESL support, select tutor Kathleen Hartnett. For General Curriculum, Communication & Literacy, and Foundations of Reading, select Christine Zuppa (available starting March 20th)
Cambridge College Online Library has MTEL test prep books in almost every subject area. These books include study information and practice tests, and are free for students. Log into MyCC (library>Cambridge College Online Library) and search for MTEL. For General Curriculum tests, check out the book “What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know.”
Paid MTEL resources
This is a DESE practice test for the MTEL C&L reading test. This is a good place to start if you are planning to take that test.
This is a DESE practice test for the MTEL C&L writing test. This is a good place to start if you are planning to take that test.
Use this document to learn what MTELs you'll need to take in order to complete your degree in licensure.